If prostitution really is the world's oldest profession, what is the second olde

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  1. bethperry profile image89
    bethperryposted 6 years ago

    If prostitution really is the world's oldest profession, what is the second oldest?

    Teacher - farmer - butcher - entertainer - politician - or something else?

  2. RachaelOhalloran profile image85
    RachaelOhalloranposted 6 years ago

    1. prostitution
    2. being a prostitute's customer

    1. bethperry profile image89
      bethperryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hm. The prostitute's customer isn't making the money, they are purchasing the goods/service from the business professional.

  3. Rod Marsden profile image67
    Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago

    I would say religion (which may take in a form of prostitution at times) followed by medicine and teaching.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image59
      The Examiner-1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Religion is usually done without earning money.

    2. Rod Marsden profile image67
      Rod Marsdenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Who said anything about earning money? I was thinking about other rewards. But there are preachers in the USA that have made millions preaching.

    3. The Examiner-1 profile image59
      The Examiner-1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Then they have have done it illegally.

    4. Rod Marsden profile image67
      Rod Marsdenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes. The couple I'm thinking of - I think the woman was called Tammy - did it illegally. Let us not forget that the priests of Ancient Egypt tended to be better sheltered and to eat better than the average Ancient  Egyptian.

  4. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    Thief. Possibly that is the 'real' first as a prostitute in essence may be thought of as a thief and the customer. I dun'no . . . by the way I have always wondered why they call the customer a 'John'.

    Prostitution is more than a practice of sexual acts. To prostitute oneself in business is to offer one's integrity at a price for financial gain. It is not an uncommon phrase to hear one say "you prostituted yourself (or our company) for that account / sale." In other words it was a backroom deal that was made. There is the act of prostituting and the act of thievery. The difference is the actual means and the actual gain. Overall it is both receive some benefit . . . unethically.

  5. GNelson profile image59
    GNelsonposted 6 years ago

    I would say politician.  If there are more than two people in a room, there is politics going on.

  6. Aniket Lawand profile image60
    Aniket Lawandposted 6 years ago

    Pimp. What would a Prostitute do without a Pimp.

  7. Old-Empresario profile image78
    Old-Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    Physician is most-likely the second-oldest profession.

    1. alancaster149 profile image81
      alancaster149posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The one that checks over the prostitute, maybe, to give her a clean bill of health?

  8. alancaster149 profile image81
    alancaster149posted 6 years ago

    As Aniket Lawand below says, 'pimp' could be the second.
    We need a re-think on that though, don't we. Pimps took some of the trade from 'Madams', who might not have had the muscle to stop the pimp filching their business. After all, Madams are usually ex-prostitutes who drew the line under horizontal operations and sat behind a desk instead to take the cash from the punters (vicars, chief constables, judges, politicians and all these upright bastions of civilised society) in a bawdy house.
    Pimps hang about on street corners waiting for casual trade,(kerb crawlers, jolly jack tars [hello sailor!] or drunks in town for a good night out).

    1. Aniket Lawand profile image60
      Aniket Lawandposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah that is a possibility, I chose Pimp because for some it would have difficult to handle business and they chose agents now known as Pimps. I thought Madams were retired prostitutes and the entrepreneurs followed opportunity created by the Madams.

  9. fpherj48 profile image61
    fpherj48posted 6 years ago

    I'd have to say, STD Clinician, followed closely by Divorce Attorney.

  10. The Examiner-1 profile image59
    The Examiner-1posted 6 years ago

    The first thing which popped into my mind was earning money to work as a slave.

  11. SilentMagenta profile image75
    SilentMagentaposted 6 years ago

    I think Medicine. Even though it wasn't perfected some did heal.

  12. arksys profile image87
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    I would assume the pimp.                   .

  13. profile image52
    BrianRDposted 6 years ago

    The second oldest profession is greed and power. These to areas go hand in hand with political agendas. Not with, only politicians, but with some business people who will stop at nothing, to achieve their goals of the rich and famous.

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